Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 51472 53288
251472, 553288


Robert Adam, architect, built 1787-8 for Sir Samuel Hannay, reconstructed internally after fire. Symmetrical classical country house. Polished grey granite. 2 storeys and attic with single storey blocks linking 2-storey pavilions, all over rusticated basement some windows blocked. N ENTRANCE: elevation: central block 3-bay with shallow advanced end bays, boldly projecting Doric columned porch tocentre with balustraded parapet, paired monolithic granite Doric columns, double-leaf door with flanking sidelights. Heraldic plaque flanking door to right. Tripartite windows to centre bay. Outer bays with single light windows, to ground in recessed round-arched panels. Band course over ground and to 1st and 2nd cills, mutule eaves cornice. Single storey flat-roofed wings, 3-bay with single light windows. Balustraded parapet. End pavilions with tripartite windows, band course to ground and st cills. S GARDEN elevation: central block with full-height projecting canted centre 3-window bay, ground and 1st windows architraved. Splayed flight of steps with plain cast-iron balusters to centre at ground, consoled pedimented glazed doors flanked by corniced windows. To outer bays ground floor windows in arched recessed panels with consoled pediments. Outer and central windows corniced to 1st floor. Pavilions and low wings as above. To flanks of centre block Venetian windows at ground. blind tripartites to pavilion flanks. All sash and case windows, square and small-pane glazing. Piended slate roofs to individual blocks, tall corniced axial stacks. Panelled doors.

INTERIOR: not seen (1989). Flatted

SUNDIAL granite shaft with crude base supporting square block dial gnomon sited to S of house.

Statement of Special Interest

Group with Item Nos 34, 35 and 37. Central section gutted by fire circa 1907.



NMRS. Colvin Biographical Dictionary NSA vol IV (1844) p334.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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